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You might have luck with your treatment in mid September…. but what’s happen if the temperatures drop and you can’t treat with Thymol successful?
IMO with a mite drop of 20 a day there is no way your bees will survive if you don’t treat immediately.
The hive probably has more than 2000 mites hidden in cells and in a short while they have more than 4000. August is the time they start producing winter bees, how can they survive with several holes in there body drilled by Varroa mites??? If they still make it in the winter, the first cleaning flight and your hive is empty.
 

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How can you say you had an excellent result with powder sugar and drone cut? You can say I found lots of mite with this procedure. Excellent mean you killed the mites and the hive is mite free. How come your hive has a mite drop with 20 or more?
For the future, don’t believe in the hocus pocus like powder sugar. It tells you only your hive have lots of mites and not more. Cutting drone cells or using a drone frame regularly might cut the mite load by 50% but not more.
 
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